Marty St. Louis plays, but Lightning injury list expands with Victor Hedman out
So, Tampa Bay Lightning star Marty St. Louis was able to play Thursday night against the Kings. But defenseman Victor Hedman, who was not included on a list of injured players provided by coach Guy Boucher earlier in the day, had to sit out with a foot injury sustained Wednesday against the Ducks.
The nature of the injury was not immediately known, but it is believed it required X-rays. Hedman, if you recall, needed a precautionary X-ray during Saturday's victory over the Coyotes. But the word is the current injury is not related to that. Let you know more as we get it or speak to Hedman.
As for St. Louis, the question was if he could get his foot into his skate. His left big toe, which was hit by a shot Wednesday against the Ducks, was swollen, and St. Louis, limping noticeably, could not even get into a sneaker. But there he was at the pregame skate, looking as if he was moving relatively well. He also upped his consecutive games streak to 402, the league's fourth-longest active streak.
The Lightning's injury list also includes left wing Simon Gagne (neck), defenseman Matt Smaby (foot) and center Dominic Moore (groin), who might play Saturday against the Sharks, but is more likely to play Tuesday against the Maple Leafs, Boucher said.
Also playing but hurting: forwards Nate Thompson (knee), Steve Downie (back) and Mattias Ritola (illness).